Business Analyst- Associate

London, United Kingdom
16 Nov 2022
25 Nov 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company overview

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit

Department overview:

The Project Portfolio Office consists of full time programme and project managers, business analysts and PMOs, with responsibility for global and/or cross-functional projects and programmes, as well as delivering projects for functions that do not have their own dedicated change teams.

The team provides consistent governance and oversight and is not functionally aligned, thereby ensuring impartiality when servicing multiple functions. We work closely with our stakeholders and sponsors in the line and maintain close working relationships with Technology partners, both internal and external.

Programme description:

  • Significant opportunities have been identified to strategically transform Nomura's Client Lifecycle, and the aims of the Strategic Client Lifecycle programme include enhancement of the client experience and delivery of material efficiency gains and quantifiable returns
  • Key work streams include Client Account Governance, Enhanced & Connected Data, Legal Masters Transformation, User Self-Service and Outreach
  • This role will focus on the Client Account Governance work stream and User self-service stream which are primarily focussed on delivering key financial and non-financial metrics to senior management with a self-service capability

Role description:

  • Responsible for managing requirements including collation of detailed business requirements and functional specifications, tracking requirements, documentation and sign offs
  • Facilitation of workshops with business stakeholders to document current business processes
  • Propose and document future state business processes
  • Functional design of user interfaces and reporting dashboards
  • Option analysis & documentation including the identification of gaps and issues
  • Determination of clear remediation requirements
  • Assisting with project management and work stream tracking

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required:

  • Previous experience working within Wholesale Banking
  • Knowledge of Investment Banking and Global Markets product sets
  • Previous experience leading requirements analysis and documentation
  • Previous experience of banking business management or change management
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and manage cross functional projects
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
  • Ability to develop impactful written presentations and participate effectively in meetings with senior client staff
  • Ability to work under limited supervision ('self-starter') in unstructured environments
  • Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can then be delivered
  • High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions and ability to work under pressure
  • Highly literate with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with different project management and delivery methodologies (e.g. Agile, Prince 2)
  • Familiarity experience articulating requirements in the form of Use Case, User Stories and using UML (or other similar structures)
  • Desired : Previous Experience in finance or credit risk change projects
  • Desired: Certifications in business analysis are advantageous (e.g. ISEB Business Analysis diploma)
  • Desired: Certifications in technical capability are advantageous
  • Bachelor's degree required

Nomura competencies

Trusted Partner
  • Understand clients' needs and issues, and respond with high-quality proposals
  • Acquire capabilities to perform one's responsibilities and contribute to being a Trusted Partner

Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Produce new ideas that might challenge the status-quo or oneself


  • Seek advice from senior colleagues and utilize it for improved results
  • Collaborate with members from relevant departments

  • Contribute to the success of the organization both quantitatively and qualitatively, and act with awareness of the impact on others
  • Serve as role model and provide guidance to junior employees

  • Have a good understanding of corporate philosophy, professional ethics, compliance, risk management, and code of conduct, and make decisions and take actions accordingly

Right to Work
The UK Government have taken steps to reduce net migration to the UK by limiting the number of overseas workers coming to the UK for employment. Please note that whilst we are able to consider applications from overseas workers from outside the UK (who require a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa) we can only employ them if we can provide evidence that this is a genuine vacancy for a qualified role

Diversity & Inclusion

Nomura is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to ensuring we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome all applications and do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender identity and gender expression, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you require any assistance or reasonable adjustments due to a disability or long-term health condition, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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